Pedal power put to test

Aiden BoyhamSound Telegraph

The pedal power of some of Living Waters Lutheran College’s fittest students will be put to the ultimate test in September, with a group of students competing in the Australian International Pedal Prix.

The event, which is a 24-hour race, will take place in Murray Bridge, South Australia and will see 48 students pedal the weekend away in pursuit of glory.

With the school fielding four vehicles on the track, students will take turns in groups riding human-powered vehicles, with some having the unenviable task of waking up and riding to their limit in the middle of the night.

This year’s event marks the 18th time Living Waters has participated in the event, which will feature about 220 vehicles from across Australia. In the build-up to the gruelling race, students have been training four times a week, with boot camp and RPM spin-style classes at the centre of their preparation.

Students also took part in the fourth annual Busselton six-hour race on August 20, with several teams finishing on the podium in second and third place. Student Taylor Mills, who will be competing in the Pedal Prix for the third time, said the rush of the race kept him coming back.

“Going so fast on a bike is just good fun; it’s a thrill and adrenaline rush,” he said.

Living Waters Pedal Prix coordinator Kathy Suggate said getting the team to the event was a huge operation and thanked key sponsor Beyond Bank for its support.

Ms Suggate said any further fundraising or sponsorship was more than welcome.

For more information, phone Ms Suggate on 9593 9593 or check out pedalprix.com.au.

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